Clan Jardine is a Scottish clan associated with the region of Dumfriesshire. The Jardines held lands in the area, including the estate of Applegirth. The family’s history can be traced back to the 13th century. Notable figures from Clan Jardine include individuals who have excelled in various fields, such as law, business, and the military. One notable figure is Sir William Jardine, who was a Scottish naturalist and founder of the Jardine Matheson & Co. trading company. He made significant contributions to the field of ornithology and is known for his work on bird illustrations.